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Aviation Briefing Service - Guidance

Our Aviation Briefing Service provides weather information to pilots to support flight safety. You can access the most comprehensive UK aviation weather forecast and observations via PC, tablet or mobile.

Log in to the Aviation Briefing Service.

Read our Statement of Operational Use.

If you require briefing information for commercial use, please contact transport@metoffice.gov.uk.

Please refer to our user guide for more information on the Aviation Briefing Service.


The Aviation Briefing Service is free of charge for pilots flying within the UK.

Once you've registered for the free version, you can upgrade to Premium for just £57.60 per year, including VAT.

Aviation Briefing Service is free for non-commercial pilots flying within the UK and includes up-to-the-minute forecasts and observations.

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Product Free Version Premium version
Synoptic (surface pressure) charts - 00UTC model run, out to T+84

Synoptic (surface pressure) charts - 12UTC model run, out to T+120  

Low Level Briefing Charts - Forms F215, F214, F414, F415

High level significant weather charts (WAFC)  

Flight level wind and temperature charts  

UK and near Europe TAF and METAR bulletins

Nearby/Recent Location Searches

UK Ballooning Forecasts


"Near Europe" SIGMETs  


Volcanic Ash Advisories (London/Toulouse VAAC)

UK Regional Pressure Settings

Weather Map Viewer

UK observed weather map layers - visible and infrared satellite imagery and lightning, thunderstorms (day and night)

UK high resolution rainfall radar
(every 15 mins)

UK high resolution rainfall radar   
(every 5 mins)

"Near Europe" rainfall radar  

Europe area satellite imagery  

UK High resolution forecast map layers - Precipitation rate

Forecast map layers - Wind (arrows and fletches), Wind and Temperature, Temperature for range of flight levels

UK High resolution forecast map layers - Precipitation type, Visibility, Total cloud, Cloud layers, Fog  

Europe forecast map layers - Precipitation rate, Precipitation type, Visibility and Total cloud  

Aerodrome Warnings email alerts